A phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both, the meaning of which is different from the meaning of its separate parts.
spit something out
Meaning / Example:
1. to cast something from the mouth.
> The food was so terrible that I spit it out.
> I spit out the sweet potatoes.
2. to manage to say something.
> Come on! Say it! Spit it out!
> Spit it out! Get it said!
3. to say something scornfully.
> He spit out his words in utter derision.
> She spit out the most unpleasant string of curse words I have ever heard from anyone.
A verb combined with an adverb or a preposition, or sometimes both, to give a new meaning.
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